2. Mike Vrabel
If Mike Vrabel had one more season as head coach on his resume, I would fully expect him to be first on this list.
After going 9-7 in his first two seasons as Titans head coach, Vrabel has Tennessee back into the playoffs and has the team playing better than they have all decade. Depending on how the playoffs go, Vrabel might jump the last coach left on this list. His resume just isn’t quite filled out enough yet.
However, that shouldn’t take away from what Vrabel has been able to do his first two seasons as an NFL head coach. Under his leadership, the Titans have been able to turn in back-to-back winning seasons, which is even more impressive when considering the circumstances in which they accomplished that feat.
In 2018, starting quarterback Marcus Mariota dealt with nerve damage in his throwing arm that hampered his performance all year. Despite this, and despite journeyman quarterback Blaine Gabbert needing to start three games that year, the Titans were still able to pull off a winning season.
This year has been arguably even more impressive. The Titans started 2-4 while dealing with mediocre quarterback play and one of the league’s worst offenses. However, Vrabel and the Titans turned their entire season around after benching Mariota in favor of Ryan Tannehill.
Since then, Tennessee has gone 7-3 and has put together a top ten scoring offense along with the 12th ranked scoring defense.
Vrabel looks like the long-term solution for the Titans head coaching inconsistency, more than any other coach they’ve had from the last decade. However, the job he’s done isn’t yet as impressive as the job done by the head coach before him.